Age ain’t nothin’ but a number.

Posted: August 27, 2010 in Healthy Stuff, Life, Music Biz
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Since very publicly revealing my age in the bikini post last week, I have to say, although I’ve never been shy about it, the revelation was liberating. Last night I received an email from CD Baby with this article: Are You Too Old to Make It?

It speaks specifically to musicians but I think it really encompasses everyone in a profession that has been typically youth oriented. The author talks about taking responsibility for your career, your beliefs, your actions, your expectations and basically making the most of what you’ve got.

We all have more resources than ever at our fingertips so why not use them all? Put one foot (or finger) in front of the other everyday and walk, skip or run, whatever serves that moment, and move your life & career forward whatever your age.

I know, age is more than a just number for all kinds of reasons. We change, we acquire, we grow, we see our moving parts take different directions, we experience, we act, we react, and ultimately we hopefully continue to evolve into better & more interesting versions of ourselves. It’s certainly not always an easy task, but the more challenging, the greater the sense of accomplishment & spiritual rewards. I wouldn’t trade my age for a million bucks. Well… maybe….

As I said in their blog, “If you’ve got a healthy passion in music or anything, live it large! NOW is the best time!”

  1. Vivi Greene says:

    I love your attitude caryn. You are awesome, girl! Love Vivi

  2. Caryn Rae says:

    Birds of a feather, Vivi… Love XOXO

  3. chris says:

    We will continue to grow “Young Together”!!!!! Keep em coming baby…..


  4. Christine says:

    It is nice to be reminded every once in a while we are what we make ourselves. Great words of wisdom, thank you for sharing them.

  5. Hi Caryn.
    Very well said. I am with you 100%. Keep being an inspiration for all of us who refuse to be “over the hill”. You keep moving now.

  6. melody brown says:

    The best answer I can give when someone asks my age is: “FOREVER YOUNG”. It’s not really about not wanting others to know your age, but more about your view and attitude about yourself. It works on many levels of the body to see yourself in this way. Your body receives messages to your cells which can help rejuvenating you youth and slowing the aging process. Oh, that does not mean that those aches and pains don’t show up once in awhile from aging. But if you think “Oh, I am wearing down and getting older”, it creates that climate. So, reverse it with other positive thinking just KNOWING that you look great and are doing quite well. Just look around. Reward yourself with compliments and gratitude that you may be doing so much better than others. I bet some of those pains were occasionally there even years ago but were not attributed to aging. Of course another big factor, is how you eat (and exercise). Diet is extrememly important. I am not a purist by any means. However, I am very conscious about what works for me and how to counteract a knowing poor choice with many beneficial ones. Then again, you must have something in your life that brings you passion as well as being in aligned withthe universe. Contradictions send confusing messages. Be grateful. Love yourself and others.

  7. Caryn Rae says:

    Positive thinking, passion, gratitude & love… you said it, Mel. Put those in the mix everyday and you will be forever young.

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